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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt front receiver hitch part number C31016 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Front Receiver Hitch - C31016

  • Curt
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square Tube

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in USA


  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 500 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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31016 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C31016 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31016

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

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1998 Chevrolet Express Van

had to force holes to align but works great 431460

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had to drill one hole , but installed quite easy. 717611

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The product works great. However, I was told that this front hitch receiver would bolt to existing holes on my 98 Four winds RV. That was not true, so installation was double the cost of what was estimated by the shop I took it to. 269546

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Bought this hitch for a Chevy Roadtrek RV because there was no place to pull / wench the camper from the frontend, due to all the plastic faring. Had to cut the air dam for receiver access. This took two people to hold the hitch up and mark the faring, I cut 2 inches too low, but saved the piece and filled in the hole with it. We plan to also haul our bikes on the front when hauling the motorcycle on the back. The hitch went on fairly easily with only one nut not fitting through the frame hole. One ear was bent from shipping and I had to use the hydraulic press to bend it back. Otherwise the installation went as indicated in the instructions. 588394

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Opened the box, removed hitch from packaging, removed bolts from stabilizer bar, jacked hitch into place and put bolts back in place. Required one extra hole to be drilled just as the instructions explained. About 20 minutes to installed. Very easy. We were pleased. 804516

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2001 Chevrolet Express Van

Great hitch receiver. Easy to install. Clear instructions. Everything needed was in the box. It is one heavy duty well made item. Thanks etrailer for the fast delivery. 551953

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2001 Chevrolet Express Van

Well constructed but the holes were a good 3/8" off. Using my tractor, chains, a come-along and a hydraulic jack, I was able to align the holes. If you don't want to waste a perfectly good day on what should be a one hour job, stay away from this. 219464

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Had a mechanic install the hitch and he did so without any problems. He cut a hole in the airdam below the bumper with a little space to view the hole for the pin to be inserted. The hitch now allows two locations to place chains in the event I would require a tow. 203120


Ask the Experts about this Curt Front Receiver Hitch

  • Front-Mount Hitch Receiver for 2003 Chevy Express 3500 Express Full-Size Van
    For your 2003 Chevy Express 3500 full-size van you can use Draw-Tite front-mount hitch # 65016. This install requires some drilling and some trimming of the plastic air deflector and/or front fascia. The other option is the USA-made Curt hitch # C31016 which shares the same overall installation process.
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Trailer Hitch for a 2002 Chevy Express Van
    The front mounted hitch I recommend is the Curt # C31016. It is a corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver and you can add many hitch mounted accessories. It has a very precise robotic welding which maximizes it's strength and durability. Trimming of front air dam or fascia may be required for hitch installation. The Draw-Tite # 65016 you also referenced is another solid front mounted trailer hitch. It's a fully welded steel construction that ensures stength and durability. Plastic...
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  • Front Hitch that Fits 2001 Chevy Express Van 3500
    We have front hitches that fit your 2001 Chevy Express 3500 van that will work great but the part number you mentioned is not one of them. Instead I would recommend the # C31016 which installs easily and has plenty of capacity. it also has tow hooks built into it as well.
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  • Availability of Front-Mounted Hitch Receiver for 1992 Chevrolet Cutaway Van on G30 Frame
    Curt front-mount hitch # C31016 is specified to fit certain GMC and Chevrolet vans and RV cutaways but not until the 1996 model year. I show no custom-fit front-mount hitches for this vehicle, only rear-mount hitches from Draw-Tite, # 75121 and # 41121 for vans without the step bumper. I also checked directly with Curt and Draw-Tite and neither shows any front hitch fits. My Curt contact suggested a universal-fit RV-type hitch as a possible work-around. We do offer several adjustable/universal-fit...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a P30 Service Body Truck
    I spoke to my contacts at Curt and Reese and the only styles of hitches that can be made to fit a service body truck like yours are multi-fit hitches like the # 41990 that has a 16k capacity. This is a weld on hitch that would require either the 7 inch drop brackets part # 4907 or the 16 inch brackets part # 4916.
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  • Front Mount Hitch and Enclosed Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2000 Chevy Express Van
    First let's start with a front hitch for your 2000 Chevy Express Van. For that I would recommend the Curt Hitch part # C31016 as it is the most popular hitch we offer confirmed to fit your vehicle at the best price. Since you said a cargo carrier I am assuming you are referring to an enclosed carrier like the part # TH665C since this is the only cargo carrier Thule offers. The issues you could run into with a cargo carrier like this is that you may block air flow to the radiator of...
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  • Are There Front Hitches Available for a 1995 Chevy G30 Van
    I may have a solution for you, but we do not have a custom fit front hitch available for a 1995 Chevy G30 van. We have not tested any of the universal hitches, but you may be able to use something like the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, 18" to 51" Wide # C13702, which is designed to be welded or bolted to frames between 18 to 51 inches wide. This would be the only available solution for you to carry scooters on the front of your 1995 G30 Van.
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  • 1998 Roadtrek Versatile 200 Front Hitch Recommendation
    Since we know your Roatrek Versatile is built on a Chevy RV cutaway style chassis we know the front hitch part # C31016 is a confirmed fit.
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  • Higher Capacity Trailer Hitch for 1993 GMC Van 2500
    A Class V (5) hitch has a higher towing capacity than a Class IV (4) as the higher the Class the higher the capacities basically. For your 1993 GMC Van the highest hitch Class we offer is a III like the # C31016 which has a 6,000 lb trailer towing capacity and a 600 lb tongue weight capacity.
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